Thursday, November 08, 2007

Another Anniversary

Posted by Lara at 7:39 PM
Well, if yesterday was the anniversary of the last time I cut myself, that means today is the anniversary of my trip to the hospital.

I won't write about it here, because I've written it all before. What I will do is post the link to my story for those who haven't read it before. I know a lot of you have joined me somewhat recently, and may not have read the series I wrote about my trip to the hospital for depression last year. But it's an important part of my journey, and reading it will help you understand me a bit better.

Warning: This is not light-hearted reading; some people have reported crying. Choose an appropriate place and time to read.

The Depression Series.

For those of you who have read it before, when did you first read it? At the time? After the fact? Last week? What kind of effect did it have on you, if any?

Was my story important to someone besides me?

11 comments:

flutter on 10:31 PM said...

it's important to me.

hanlie said...

I will read it soon... I'm not quite ready for it now, but you matter to me and I want to know what you went through.

Jill B on 5:45 AM said...

I recall that it was late last year, not long after your visit to the hospital, but before Christmas I think. I was sitting on my bed (classic web-surfing location). And I don't distinctly remember the link that took me to your page, but I did sit there for well over an hour (maybe 2), and my room went from low-light to dark (because the sun went down). I read-and-read-and-read all the way back to the beginning of your blog, because I wanted to know your "story". The hospital part definitely pulled me in b/c it was so true and real.

Dee on 8:28 AM said...

The series of posts about your hospital stay was what pulled me into your blog. I followed a link from another blog to either the second or third post, then started back at the beginning and anxiously waited for the next installment. It touched me because it was so honest and real. It took a lot of strength to share your experience and I think that is much of the reason why I've stuck around. You continually inspire me to be gain perspective on my own life. You are one amazing woman and as I said yesterday, I'm so proud of how far you've come.

mks on 10:54 AM said...

I read your story when I first started reading your blog and it was important to me then, but somehow overtime, I began to know you via you posts and "fogot" that the series of 7 posts had been written by you - and now just read the posts again. Your story is still important. I know depression well or rather it knows me well, your stry is importnat to me because I can relate but more importantly your story is important because it is part of you and shows just how strong you are. Your strength to overcome, and then to also be brave enough to share your story. Amazing is all I can say.

Lindz on 5:56 PM said...

Your story is so important. People going through similar things need to know that they aren't alone. Crazy thing is, we just studied "cutting" in human development this week and it is not at all uncommon. Unfortunately, one of my good friends was a cutter and we didn't know and she ended up committing suicide. I'm glad your story has a happy ending and that you can share it!

franz the mouse said...

I read your pieces as you wrote them last year while I was at my mom's place for Thanksgiving.

Detailed stories about depression are very important. Already you've written a lot, but you could write more. What's the sensation of being depressed? Of taking various drugs? And so on.

As I mentioned in another context, Winston Churchill called his depression his black dog. Abraham Lincoln apparently suffered from depression, and so did Tipper Gore in the past. It's important for everyone to know about it so cases can be treated promptly. Widespread awareness might make drugs more accessible to those who cannot now afford them.

Amanda on 6:06 PM said...

You, and your story, have been important to me since I first found you.

Laura Lohr : My Beautiful Life on 8:44 PM said...

What a bitter-sweet journey you have been on!

I just read through you series and want to commend you for your openness.

You are an awesome person!

Thanks for sharing you experiences.

Lara on 8:53 PM said...

thanks, all. i'm glad it was an important story for more than just my own healing. even if that was the selfish impetus for writing it...

Major Bedhead on 8:39 PM said...

I read it shortly after you got home, I think. I'd have to go back to see when I first commented (I don't tend to lurk for long). I don't remember how I came upon your blog, but I'm very glad I did.

I can't really say I enjoyed those posts because they were incredibly hard to read at times, but they were good. Helpful. Insightful and honest.

 

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